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Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe

I’m sharing the Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe!  Watch the video showing you how to make the best alfredo sauce recipe, then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can make it at home!

Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe in a jar

Pasta is pretty darn boring by itself.  As Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce says, “The sauce is the boss!”  I have been eating pasta with store-bought alfredo sauce since I was a toddler. I recently realized how much junk is in it, so I decided to make my own!

Alfredo sauce is my favorite thing to put on pasta. I would choose it over any other sauce. I’ve tried many different kinds of alfredo sauce, and this is my absolute favorite.

It’s nice to be able to know every ingredient you are eating. The preservatives and chemicals that big companies put in the store-bought alfredo sauce are disgusting.

Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe mixed with hot pasta in a red dish

This. Is. So. Yummy.  Normal fettuccine noodles with the Best Alfredo Sauce EVER!

Mix it with any kind of pasta.  It’s so creamy and cheesy and delicious!

Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe in a jar

You can use this Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe for so many things. It’s fantastic on pasta, of course, but you can also use it as a sauce for chicken or instead of marinara sauce in lasagna. Lasagna with alfredo sauce is soooooo good!

You have never tasted anything quite like this alfredo sauce. If you don’t like alfredo, this will make you change your mind about it. If you like alfredo, you will never go back to store-bought alfredo ever again after trying my Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe.

Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe
You'll never go back to store bought again after trying this Alfredo recipe!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 cups



  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan.  Add the garlic and saute for about 1 minute.  Whisk in the flour and stir for 1 minute.
  • Slowly whisk in the half and half.  Turn heat to medium-high and whisk occasionally until the mixture comes to a slow boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and stir in the cheese; stir until melted.  Add salt only if you have used unsalted butter.  Add about 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, if desired.
  • Use Alfredo sauce immediately for your recipe, or refrigerate (covered) until ready to serve.  Sauce will stay nicely in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
Keyword Alfredo, pasta sauce
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 19th of March 2024

Made this for the first time. It was quick and easy. I modified a little based on what I had on hand. 12 oz half and half and 2 oz cream cheese and added a pinch of red pepper flakes. Threw in some shrimp and clams. My husband LOVED it. Thank you!

Jacenta Thomas

Sunday 3rd of December 2023

This was easy and delicious Thank you!!


Saturday 4th of November 2023

This is THE BEST alfredo sauce I've ever made!!! Thanks!! It's just the right consistency and even my VERY picky daughter loves it. <3


Saturday 23rd of July 2022

Was looking for a recipe that didn't use heavy whipping cream and found this. It was so easy to make. Went great with my grilled chicken breast. Thank you.


Tuesday 11th of January 2022

This is my go-to alfredo sauce recipe! So yummy and easy. I especially like that it calls for half and half rather than heavy cream. Thank you for this recipe!